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Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August

Beyond Borders International Festival of Literature and Thought at Traquair House, Innerleithen

Atkinson-Pryce will again be running the bookshop at this fascinating and excellent two day festival in the gorgeous setting of Traquair House grounds.

For more information, visit Beyond Borders website




Thursday 31st August

Pauline Lynch is at the Elphinstone Hotel for the launch of her new novel "Wildest of All". 

The Donnelly family are a tight-knit bunch, but when one of their own dies without warning, the mother, the daughter-in-law, and the daughter, despite being united in grief, are each sent hurtling in wildly different directions.

From the churches of Glasgow to the nightclubs of London, can they find their way back to each other before it's too late? And in the wake of a parent’s death, who exactly is responsible for looking after whom?

Join us and Pauline in the Elphinstone for another fantastic evening in celebration of a brilliant book. 

'Wildest of All' goes on sale ON THE NIGHT of the event so be sure not to miss out!

Published by Legend Press at £8.99.  This is event is free but ticketed, please make sure you reserve your place with Atkinson-Pryce.


Thursday 7th September

Catriona McPherson is returning to Biggar for a visit to Atkinson-Pryce to discuss her latest Dandy Gilver adventure "Dandy Gilver & a Spot of Toil & Trouble", plus her new stand-alone crime novel "The Weight of Angels"

The Weight of Angels" is McPherson's best yet' - Karin Slaughter, New York Times and International Bestselling author

When a body is discovered in a shallow grave by the abbey on Ali's first day at work, it feels like one last horror. But it's just the beginning of her descent into a nightmare world she never imagined existed so close to home.'An unnerving and suspenseful novel, "

7.30 pm. Ticket £5 from Atkinson-Pryce


19th-29th October  -Biggar Little Festival 2017-

Our events are listed below.  Please check BLF website for more details, and to see the full programme of all the arts events during our excellent festival of the five arts. 

Ticket sales are on-line (from 20th August) and the Box Office opens 8th October.  Both the festival box office and Atkinson-Pryce will have tickets for our events from 8th October.


Thursday 19th October

BLOODY SCOTLAND  at Biggar Library.

To celebrate publication of "Bloody Scotland”, a new anthology of stories by twelve of Scotland’s best crime writers, Atkinson-Pryce are hosting an event with a selection of the contributing authors, including Lin Anderson, Sara Sheridan and Doug Johnstone. The authors use the sinister side of the country's built heritage in stories that are by turns gripping, chilling and redemptive. From murder in a Hebridean blackhouse and a macabre tale of revenge among the furious clamour of an eighteenth century mill, to a dark psychological thriller set within the tourist throng of Edinburgh Castle and an 'urbex' rivalry turning fatal in the concrete galleries of an abandoned modernist ruin, this collection uncovers the intimate - and deadly - connections between people and places.

Ticket £6.00.  For ticket sales see above.


Tuesday 24th October

Hang on a tic... it's Just a Minute at the Corn Exchange, Biggar

You’ve all been hanging on for a long tic… but finally it’s back - A crafty combobulation, a whirligig of wicked wit, a perfect pot-pourri of paronomasia from our peerless panel.  And all without repetition, hesitation or deviation... but with fun and laughter aplenty.

Ticket £6.  For ticket sales see above.



Wednesday 25th October

Patrick Barkham at Atkinson-Pryce

Author Patrick Barkham joins us in the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce for a celebration of the publication of his latest book, "A Journey Around Our Archipelago”.   His previous books include "The Butterfly Isles” and "Badgerlands”, while his new book explores the outlying islands of our nation race. Distributed across an archipelago of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones, these small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of alternative future. 

Ticket £5.  For ticket sales see above.



Saturday 28th October

Debi Gliori at Biggar Library

Atkinson-Pryce Books is welcoming children’s author and illustrator Debi Gliori to Biggar Library for a talk and workshop.  Creator of such wonderful books as "The Scariest Thing of All”, "Dragon loves Penguin” and "No Matter What”, Debi loves to communicate her passion for illustration with children.  Guaranteed good fun – for all ages!  Make sure you reserve your place.

Suitable for children 3 to 10 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Ticket: free, but ticketed.  Please book your place in advance.


Thursday 2nd November

Who Built Scotland at the Corn Exchange

Atkinson-Pryce is hosting a celebration of the publication of "Who Built Scotland: A History of the Nation in Twenty-Five Buildings”.  Three of the contributing authors, James Crawford, Alexander McCall Smith and James Robertson are joining us to talk about their choices in this remarkable new book. 

From Neolithic families, exiled hermits and ambitious royal dynasties to highland sheiling girls, peasant poets, enlightenment philosophers and iconoclastic artists, the book places our people, our ideas and our passions at the heart of our architecture and archaeology. Hugh MacDiarmid’s Brownsbank Cottage is one of the buildings chosen by James Robertson, former Brownsbank Fellow.

Ticket £7.  For ticket sales see above.


Friday 1st December

Christmas Late Night Opening.